August 3, 2015
Monthly town board meeting was called to order by president McRoberts at 8:03pm. Present were board members Kilian, Lower, McRoberts and Simon. Absent Trudo. Also present were Jim and Pat Lembke, Hazel McRoberts, Steve Smith and Janice Oaks.
Reading of the minutes from the July 6, 2015 meeting was read. By a motion of Kilian, second by Lower, minutes were approved with no corrections. Motion passed.
Reading of the bills payable for the end of July and current bills presented for the month of August were gone over. By a motion of Kilian, second by Lower, bills were approved as follows. Motion passed.
Bills payable liquor account: Zip Printing (Caps & Visors) 960.00, Bar Wages (July) 3050.23, BW Ins. (Liquor Liability Ins.) 936.40, Lebanon Bar (Petty Cash) 333.96, Krueger’s Food Fair 38.28, Pepsi 236.35, Dakota Tom’s 440.41, Hettinger-Mobridge Candy & Tobacco. 724.32, Republic National Distributing Co. 285.14, Jerome Beverage Inc. 315.10, Northwest Beverage Inc. 1109.75, Johnson Bros of South Dakota 214.05, Servall Uniform & Linen Supply 20.42, Reuer Sanitation 64.48, MDU 256.68, Venture Communications 132.59.
Bills payable general account: Robert D. Dutt (Maintenance) 427.34, EMC Inc. 867.27, Finance Officer Wages (July) 300.31, Potter Co. News (2yr. Subcription) 76.32, Linda McRoberts (Paint & Supplies) 44.68, MDU 550.92, Venture Communications 41.25.
Bills payable sewer account: MDU (Sewer Lift) 118.75.
Bar Business: Jan announced that August is the 54th Anniversary of the “Longbranch” having its On/Off Sale License. The “Longbranch” will be hosting activities throughout the month to celebrate. Stop in and find up what’s being planned and join the fun. Inventory will be taken on Sept. 1st at 10AM.
Old Business: Ron gave a report on progress with having the leak checked at the Auditorium and on the removal of trees and stumps at the park. Pat and Ron also gave a report on the Elected Officials Workshop that they attended.
New Business: By a motion of Kilian, second by Lower, it was agreed upon by the board that Linda McRoberts will be compensated and paid for painting the restrooms at the park and the posts. Motion passed.
By a motion of Kilian, second by Lower, it was agreed upon by the board that Brindy Baus will be asked to mow the road out to the lagoon and Ron will spray it after being mowed. Motion passed.
With there being no further business to discuss, by a motion of Kilian, second by Simon, meeting was adjourned at 9:53pm. Next monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, September 8th at 8pm. Please note the change in date due to Labor Day on the 7th.
Finance Officer/Town of Lebanon
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Notice of Public Hearing
The City of Lebanon expects to submit an application to the State of South Dakota for a Community Development Block Grant to make possible reconstruction of the wastewater collection lines. The City of Lebanon expects to apply for approximately $515,000 of CDBG funds to be used for the proposed project which will cost approximately $1,500,000.
A public hearing will be held at 8:30pm, on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at Lebanon City Hall. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments from members of the community regarding the application. The meeting is open to the public and interested persons are encouraged to attend.
Public comments will also be taken during this public hearing on the City of Lebanon community development and housing needs.
Notice is further given to persons with disabilities that this hearing is being held in physically accessible place and you must notify the above mentioned office within 48 hours of the public hearing if you have special needs for which this agency will make arrangements.
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August 12, 2015
The Gettysburg Board of Education held their monthly meeting on the above date in the conference room. Present were Matt Cronin, Brian Robbennolt, Kevin Geditz, Paul Kellogg, Mark Schatz and Kim Schweiss. Absent: Kenny Goebel. All present were Tim Hagedorn, Wendy Smith, Barb Everson, Shawn Donovan, Kevin Ahlemeier, Kristen Hawkinson, Katie Frost, David Larson and Brandy Cole.
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Board President Cronin called the meeting to order at 7:31 PM.
A thank you was read from Tierney Donovan, Sierra Wieseler and Paige Cordell thanking the Board for their support at the national FCCLA convention.
Motion by Robbennolt, second by Geditz to approve the agenda with the following additions: add Executive Session for Legal, SDCL 1-25-2-3 and Executive Session for Personnel, SDCL 1-25-2-1 and to add August 12 claims and obsolete items to the consent agenda. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Motion by Schatz, second by Robbennolt to approve the following consent agenda: approve the minutes of the July 13, 2015 regular board meeting, approve the financial reports, approve the August 7, 2015 claims except the Sharpe Enterprises bill, approve the August 12, 2015 claims, and approve the obsolete items. All present voted aye. Motion carried. The list of obsolete items is on file in the business office.
August 7 and August 12 2015 Claims for Payment
AMERICAN CHORAL DIRECTOR’S ASSOC., $95.00, Vocal/FY16 dues; AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC PUBLISHING, 33.90, Guidance resource book; ASCD, 59.00, HS principal/membership; B.E. PUBLISHING, 1,330.33, Online keyboarding license; BMS, INC., 2,473.00, Custodial repair/storage trailer rent; BOOKPAL, 315.35, HS English books;
BOULDEN PUBLISHING, 94.88, Guidance career packets; CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY COM, 20.65, Gr 3 germination kit; CENTRAL DISTRIBUTION, 1,281.40, Custodial supplies; CITY OF GETTYSBURG, 731.55, Water; CLASSROOMDIRECT, 101.35, Gr 4/JH supplies;
DAKOTA FIRE EQUIPMENT CO, 768.75, Fire Ext/kitchen hood inspection; DEMCO, 484.64, Library books/supplies; ELAN FINANCIAL SERVICES, 441.53, Elem/HS/Guid supplies/subscriptions; ELITE BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC., 222.44, Savin copier/printer supplies;
G’BURG SCHOOL/DISTRICT REFUND, 369.06, Christy Saltsman, 105.79, PE supplies, WEX Bank, 220.02, Fuel charges, DCI, 43.25, Background check on J. Johnson; GAS’N GOODIES, 395.68, School vehicle & custodial gas; GETTYSBURG ROTARY CLUB, 165.00, Supt dues & meals;
GOHOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT PUBL., 1,400.34, Gr 3,4,5,6 workbooks; HOVEN MEDIA, INC., 24.08, Fiscal/AD advertising; INFOBASE LEARNING, 431.34, Learn 360 software; IXL LEARNING, 2,980.00, Math site license; LANGER’S FAMILY FOODS, 146.92, Custodial rent/supplies; MARKERBOARD PEOPLE, THE, 198.00, Gr 4 dry erase boards;
MID CENTRAL EDUCATIONAL, 260.00, Online course fee (student paid); MID-AMERICAN RESEARCH CHEM, 759.62, Custodial supplies; MIDWAY PARTS INC, 57.51, Custodial supplies; MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES, 3,906.47, Elec/Natural gas; NASCO, 1,245.07, Grade 6 & FACS materials; NEW CREATIONS, 89.00, Lunch receipt books;
ORIENTAL TRADING CO INC, 134.16, K&Gr 1 supplies; PEARSON EDUCATION, 2,519.45, K-Gr 6 wkbks; PETTY CASH, 25.42, Postage; PLANK ROAD PUBLISHING INC, 112.45, Vocal Music K-8 subscr; POTTER COUNTY NEWS, 700.15, Fiscal/AD adv and printing; QUILL CORPORATION, 446.93, Printer ink; REALLY GOOD STUFF INC, 183.89, Gr5&K supplies;
RICK TROW PRODUCTIONS INC, 86.65, Guidance/Career game packs; ROCHESTER 100 INC, 155.25, Elem student folders; SASD, 345.00, HS princ membership; SCHLACHTER LUMBER, 202.80, Cust supplies; SCHOLASTIC INC, 1,738.30, Classroom subscriptions; SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC, 2,993.77, Classroom supplies; SD LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, 215.00, Lib annual conf regis fee;
SD TEACHER PLACEMENT CENTER, 420.00, 2016 membership fee; SERVALL UNIFORM/LINEN COMPANY, 105.24, July services; SMITH, VERNON, 63.00, Reimb FB/track dues and AD clinic exp; STAN HOUSTON EQUIPMENT CO., 390.47, Ag saw blades and parts; TEACHER CREATED RESOURCES, 22.34, Gr 4 supplies;
TRUE VALUE HARDWARE, 131.31, Custodial supplies; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS INC, 185.48, Communications; VOWAC PUBLISHING COMPANY, 936.88, Vocab books; WELLMARK BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF, 712.00, Annual flex admin/claims fees; WILLIAM H SADLIER INC, 1,449.07, Gr8-12 vocab books; WINNER SCHOOL DISTRICT, 500.00, FY16 Impact Aid dues.
CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND
CPM EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, $1,390.48, Algebra 2 textbooks; ELAN FINANCIAL SERVICE, 494.06, Kitchen mats/HS music apprec books; ELITE BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC., 326.14, Savin printer/copier leases; GIA PUBLICATIONS, INC, 2,172.98, Elem Music textbook series; LEC LOGAN ELECTRIC, 1,728.27, Dig postholes/playground fence; MUTH ELECTRIC, INC, 8,343.81, Install add’l floor boxes in new gym;
PEARSON EDUCATION, 436.41, Grade 6 math textbooks; SCHLACHTER LUMBER, 6,208.76, Playground fence materials; SHARPE ENTERPRISES, INC., 70,118.18, Construction costs through 7-23; LAMB MOTOR CO, 22,775.00, 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan; MIDWEST PLAYGROUND CONTRACTORS, 9,631.00, Playground Installation; MIDWEST PLAYSCAPES, 55,892.89, Playground Equipment.
SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND
DEMCO, $69.99, Chair mat; ELAN FINANCIAL SERVICES, 432.98, Classroom supplies/itunes cards; HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT PUBL., 174.24, Sped Scoring booklets; NCS PEARSON, INC., 414.46, Sped materials; SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC, 1,532.17, Classroom supplies.
GENERAL FUND, $110,415.90, SALARIES/INS/RETIREMENT; SPED FUND, 14,151.39, SALARIES/INS/RETIREMENT; FOOD SERVICE, 576.70, SALARIES/INS/RETIREMENT; DRIVER’S ED, 199.10, SALARIES/INS/RETIREMENT.
Kim Schweiss was given the oath of office for a 1 year term for school board member.
The Youth Center board was present to discuss the youth center usage/payment with the additional gym space becoming available. Scheduling was discussed and Mr. Hagedorn will make sure that Shawn gets a fall usage schedule by the end of August, and a winter schedule by October 12th. We will continue to have dialog with the Youth Center.
The playground was discussed. The dirt work to get the surface prepared was discussed also. Wood chips will be put on the area tomorrow and volunteers are needed.
Motion by Kellogg, second by to adjourn to Executive Session for Legal, SDCL 1-25-2-3 at 8:25 PM. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Board President Cronin declared the Board out of Executive Session at 9:00 PM.
The construction project was discussed.
Motion by Geditz, second by Schweiss to approve the following contracts: Wendy Rausch – Asst. Girls Basketball Coach, $2,506.90, Jessica Larson – Head Cross Country, $2,339.77, Brady Hartung – Asst. Football Coach, 2,506.90, Kirsten Cronin – Asst. Girls Basketball Coach, $2,518.14, Bryce Hall – Head Boys Basketball Coach, $3,175.40 and Asst. Football, $2,506.90, Eric Stuwe – Asst. Wrestling Coach, $2,339.77, Sally Simon – JH Volleyball Coach ,$1,786.27, Head Wrestling Coach – Mike Schlachter, $3,175.40. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
The Tablet Agreement, JH/HS Handbook and Elementary Handbook were all reviewed and discussed. Motion by Kellogg, second by Schweiss to approve the Tablet Agreement, JH/HS Handbook and Elementary Handbook. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
The 2015-16 Budget was discussed and reviewed.
Business Manager Everson informed the Board that she received a scholarship of $1500 from SDASBO to help pay expenses to attend the ASBOI conference in Grapevine TX in October. Motion by Robbennolt, second by Schatz to allow her to spend up to an additional $1500 to go to the conference. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Mrs. Wendy Smith discussed schedules and getting ready for school. A weight room policy was discussed, and Mr. Hagedorn will be working on that.
Mr. Hagedorn discussed bus repairs and inspections. He reported on the Associated School Boards meeting he attended. The preschool hired teachers—they will be located in the school, but will remain a private organization.
The school currently pays for a daily milk break for the Kindergarten and 1st grade. The Board will continue to do this.
Motion by Cronin, second by Geditz to adjourn to Executive Session for Personnel, SDCL 1-25-2-1 at 10:45 PM. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Board President Cronin declared the Board out of Executive Session at 12:24 AM.
Motion by Brian, second by Schatz to adjourn the meeting at 12:25 AM. All present voted aye. Motion carried.
Matthew Cronin, Board President
Barbara Everson, Business Manager
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Boston Brown (Joey and Reece) watches Josh Cordell who was creating a painting using a layered spray paint technique. Cordell put on a demonstration of his artistic style, painting pictures throughout the morning during the farmers market in Gettysburg, which was put on in conjunction crazy day. Here he is adding a bridge that resembles the one over the river west of town.
County Road 155, also known as 311th Street or Old 83, will be under construction for the next six weeks.
Potter County Highway Superintendent Steve Smith said that work is scheduled to begin this week on the 16 mile stretch of road that runs north from US Highway 212 at Gettysburg. The road connects to Highway 20, which is the Walworth County line.
Smith said that the project will begin by placing two inches of gravel on the road. The entire road will then be milled, which will grind what is left of the pavement with the gravel.
The road work will begin on the north end of the road.
Smith said the work to mill and regrade the road will begin Aug. 24. He also said that there will be detours and delays, and there may be times when it is necessary to close the road. He urges people who travel that road to use an alternate route while the construction is underway.
The highly traveled road has been damaged over the years with the heavy truck traffic. Smith said that the road is between 50 and 60 years old and was not built to handle the traffic that now uses it. Budget limitations did not make if feasible to repave the road, so the milling process is being done to eliminate the potholes and broken sections to make it safer for travel.
For questions concerning the road project, contact Smith at 769-1011.
The Gettysburg Preschool has hired two instructors for the upcoming school year. Trish Ahlemeier and Brielle Yackley will each teach part-time, splitting between the morning and afternoon sessions, Monday through Friday.
Youngsters who will be four years old by Sept. 1 may sign up for pre-school. Classes for Gettysburg pre-schoolers will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
This fall, pre-school will be held at the Gettysburg School. Ahlemeier, who is the mother of three and proprietor of a fitness business in Gettysburg, holds a degree in education from the University of Northern Colorado. She will take the lead position at the preschool with the two teachers working together to ensure the students in both the morning and afternoon sessions are working on the same lesson plans.
Yackley is originally from Onida. She is finishing her degree in biology from SDSU, with a minor in psychology. During college she worked doing assistant teaching and mentoring freshmen.
Morning sessions will run from 8:30-11:15 a.m., while the afternoon classes run from 12:30-3:15 p.m. An open house is being organized for parents and new students to introduce them to the new classroom at the Gettysburg School. Contact Ahlemeier at 771-9852 for more information or to register your child for pre-school classes. Scholarships are also available to assist with pre-school tuition.
Summer’s almost over! Classes start in Gettysburg on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
Before that, the Potter County Battler sports teams are getting ready for the first games of the season. Football and volleyball practices start on Thursday, Aug. 13. Cross country practice starts on Monday, Aug. 17. Those practices are only for the athletes who have completed their concussion baseline tests.
The first football game will be against Stanley County at Ft. Pierre on Friday, Aug. 28 with a 7 p.m. kickoff. The first volleyball game will be Aug. 29 at the Yellowstone Trail Conference tourney starting at 11 a.m., with the location to be determined. The cross country team will run on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Mobridge Invitational starting at 10 a.m.
Contact the school if you have any questions.
Funeral services for Martin “Honey” Webb, 84, of Eagle Butte, SD were held Aug. 7, 2015 at All Saint’s Catholic Church, Eagle Butte. “Honey” died Sunday, Aug. 2 at St. Mary’s Avera Hospital, Pierre, SD. Burial was in the Eagle Butte Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Morbridge, SD.
Martin “Honey” Webb was born at home on April 5, 1931 north west of Eagle Butte, SD on the old Webb homestead to George and Ella (Joens) Webb. He helped his parents on their homestead and attended Butte View country school through the eighth grade. At the early age of nine, Honey began working for local ranchers herding sheep for 50 cents a day. Young Martin got his nickname while working for a rancher who thought his hair was the color of “Honey” and the nickname stuck. He continued to work as a sheep herder, living alone in a sheep wagon on the open range with only the company of his horse and dog.
Honey worked as a sheep herder until his marriage to Joan Hunt of Eagle Butte, SD on March 5, 1955 in Pierre, SD. Following their marriage they partnered with Joan’s dad, Jack Hunt, on some sheep and began their married life, living and working out of a sheep wagon that was cold in the winter and hot in the summer. That summer they trailed those sheep nearly one hundred miles ending up north of Isabel, SD where they summered, moving each time with the sheep to new grazing. In 1957 they ventured out to Armstrong County where they were one of the first people to establish a ranch in that area. With just three cows and a few sheep they began years of successful ranching. His sheep herd grew to nearly 900 head before the coyotes got too bad and he decided to sell out. He then focused on his cattle herd and became known for his fat calves during branding season.
In 2000 Honey had brain surgery after which he started to slow down and later his health began to fail forcing him to retire in 2009 after 52 years of ranching in Armstrong County. He and Joan then moved to Eagle Butte where he lived until the time of his death.
There always seemed to be a few “extra” kids around the ranch, something both he and Joan enjoyed. Honey was a generous man with a big heart who helped his family and friends with anything he could until the day he passed. He always enjoyed a cold beer and a hot slot machine. Honey along with his “Partners” enjoyed fishing until the Game and Fish took his net and Joan’s boat.
He is survived by his wife Joan of Eagle Butte, SD, daughter Debra (Clay) Claymore of Gettysburg, SD, sons Butch (Stephanie) Webb of Isabel, SD, Bogie Webb of Volin, SD and youngest daughter Julie (Brad) Young of Belle Fourche, SD, daughter-in-law Sue Sherwood of Timber Lake, SD and special nephew Aaron Webb of Eagle Butte, SD, grandsons Deb Allen Ducheneaux, Keith Anderson, Casey Webb, granddaughters Michelle Claymore, Dee Haugen, Mikaela Moore, Lindsay Anderson, Robin Beck, Kailee Webb, Kenna Webb, Lakin Webb, two special granddaughters Megan and Abbie Webb, 12 great-grandchildren, brothers Wayne of Australia, William of Onaka, SD, Melvin and Gene of Eagle Butte, SD, sisters Lucille and Irene Berndt both of Eagle Butte, SD.
He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister and nephew Charlie Lake.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Make A Wish Foundation, 1400 W. 17th St., Sioux Falls, SD, 57104.
Casketbearers will be Clay Claymore, Brad Young, Deb Allen Ducheneaux, Keith Anderson, Aaron Webb, and Casey Webb.
Honorary Castetbearers are Rusty and Karen Pearman, Joe and Nina Zorc, George Webb, Tom Webb, Jerry Keckler, Duane Gray, Bernie and Dorothy Tibbs, Sean Deal, Shayne Claymore, Dave and Joni Nelson, Colin and Janet Campbell, and Janice Eberhard, Faye Longbrake.